Vein of Galen malformation

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

CTA brain

CTA of the brain of an infant (images 1, 4 and 5) demonstrates marked dilatation of a vessel in the region of the vein of Galen with multiple enlarged feeding arteries from both sides. Drainage is via both a persistent falcine sinus and the straight sinus. (Note it is not actually the vein of Galen, but rather a persistent median prosencephalic vein)


Transcranial Ultrasound



MRI Brain


Case Discussion

Features are consistent with a vein of Galen malformation.

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Case information

rID: 8379
Published: 26th Jan 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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